Nonprofit organizations are run by passionate and dedicated individuals who often do not have the time or resources to dive into and analyze data that help them communicate to their constituents. Often these organizations have a wealth of data, but a lack of resources in which to analyze and communicate their insights gleaned with that data. This session will explore using available free tools to analyze and visualize data to share your stories.
Karen Patch is a Sr. Technical Manager in Education Division at SAS. She has been with SAS for 18 years in roles ranging from presales engineering to developing and managing a technology enablement and development group. Karen has been focused on Education for the past 9 years, where she works with SAS education collaboration partners to help develop new technology solutions to achieve analytic insight for all ranges of SAS learners. In this role she has helped local non-profits find analytic insights to help tell their stories. Karen has a Masters of Science in Analytics from Capella University where she is now an adjunct faculty member in the Masters in Analytics program. She currently teaches Foundations in Analytics and Data Sources in Analytics. Karen received her BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Karen is a native North Carolinian who currently lives in Durham, NC with her two daughters and 3 rescue dogs.